Whether Goff plays well or not I think the Lions have to replace him after next year. We need a good, young, cheap talent at QB. That’s how you win in the NFL unless you have a generational sure fire HOFer talent like Brady or Rodgers. That was the problem with Stafford. We drafted him at the end of the old rules when top draft talent was getting paid Hall of Fame money. We never had the opportunity to build a team around him. Throw Calvin and Suh’s contracts into the mix and we were toast.
Stafford rookie contract: 6 years $72m
Calvins rookie contract: 6 years $55m
Suh’s rookie contract; 5 years $68m
Aaron Donald’s rookie contract: 4 years $16m
Andrew Luck: 4 years $22m
Mahomes rookie contract: 4 years $16m
Add in the fact this was all happening when the cap was significantly lower.
The Lions could not win with that set up and they can’t win with Goff putting up anything short of HOF play. He’s not that. Unless he agrees to take a substantially huge pay cut we have to go young.
I cannot agree with this post
Goff has already been to the SB
Get his head straight and he could become a winner
Last week he … stepped up in the pocket … did anyone see that?
Then threw a nice completion — do not recall to who
I think that was the first time we saw him step UP in the pocket this year
I think they’re working him up like they have so many players this year, it’s taking longer, but he’s improving — QB is the most complex position
We shall see in the remaining games but if he keeps getting better and we continue to see new wrinkles in the offense, Ben Johnson will be the next OC
You really think Goff is a HOFer? I see a middle of the pack QB who needs a near flawless team around him. You are basing your premise on one play? In my opinion he does not have a great football IQ and will continue to do things that cost the team.
That’s because it’s not. Intentionally. That’s why it’s a “crazy idea” as the title states.
I got the idea while checking my fantasy free agent pool while watching Garrett Gilbert be absolutely out of place as an NFL starting QB last night. I thought of this and thought I’d ask the board to see what kind of reaction it’d get.
What are the odds that this FO trades Goff and signs someone else’s backup to be the starter next year?
I figured it was just due to your infatuation with running QB’s.
I think trading for Bryce Perkins might be a little more easy or realistic but he’d be a project and you wouldn’t trade away a quality starting QB and make Bryce your starter.